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Grants to USA Investigators for Research Projects Related to Aging

Glenn Foundation Discovery Award

GrantWatch ID# 207335
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Glenn Foundation for Medical Research (GFMR
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 02/15/23
Deadline: TBA - Mid-May 2023 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA investigators for research projects related to aging. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. The purpose of the funding is to advance knowledge on the physiological decline associated with normal human aging. Special consideration is given to applicants who may not have previously worked in the field of aging.

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research (GFMR) in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), has established the Glenn Foundation Discovery Award. This Award was created to support research projects with strong potential to develop pioneering discoveries for understanding the underlying biological mechanisms that govern normal human aging and its related physiological decline. Relevant proposals from any branch of biology are eligible. This funding program specifically seeks to include principal investigators who may not have previously worked in the area of aging, but whose research and expertise are applicable to understanding the biological mechanisms of normal aging and its relevance to age-associated health decline.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible, the applicant :
- Must be a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at the time of the LOI deadline. To be competitive at the Assistant Professor level, a candidate would be expected to have established R01 or equivalent funding. The Glenn Foundation Discovery Award does not substitute for the R01 funding mechanism, but supports new, rather than incremental, research projects in established laboratories.
- Must have a strong record of independent publication beyond the postdoctoral level
- Cannot be a Principal Investigator supported through the Paul F. Glenn Centers for Biology of Aging Research.
- Must conduct the proposed research at qualified not-for-profit setting in the United States.

Investigators who may not have previously worked in the area of aging, but whose research interests and expertise are relevant and could lead to discoveries in understanding the biology of normal aging are strongly encouraged to apply.

Projects that characterize aging as a disease, or that focus on specific diseases are discouraged unless the research plan provides direct connections to the biology of aging and/or the prospect of a translational discovery relevant to improving human healthspan.

Pre-Application Information
The Letter of Intent must be submitted no later than February 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., EST.

- LOI Deadline: February 15, 2023
- Results LOI review: Mid-April, 2023
- Deadline to submit full application: Mid-May, 2023
- Award Start Date: July 1, 2023

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Number of Grants
Up to 2

Estimated Size of Grant
Each award is for $525,000 payable in annual installments of $175,000 per year.

Term of Contract
Three-year awards

Contact Information
Questions about eligibility and suitability of research project can be addressed to

American Federation for Aging Research
55 West 39th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 703-9977
Toll-Free: (888) 582-2327
Fax: (212) 997-0330

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